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GRUFFUDD ab YR YNAD COCH ( fl. 1280 ), poet .

He sang a fine elegy on the death of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd , prince of Wales , in 1282 . Certain religious poems are also attributed to him, but on insufficient grounds.


  • The Poetry in the Red Book of Hergest (1911) , col. 1417;
  • The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 267-73.


Sir Thomas Parry, D.Litt., (1904-85), Bangor / Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959